Transitions – In a Nutshell 

We provide volunteer coaching/mentoring support to help vulnerable adults to make positive changes to improve their independence and wellbeing. Our aim is to help increase your resilience through developing your skills, confidence and community networks.

* You are matched with a coach/mentor who will meet you regularly and facilitate goal-setting and action planning, as you work on a range of goals to improve your quality of life.
* Through ‘guided self-help’ we encourage you to develop your own coping strategies and support networks as you reduce your dependence on services. We provide information and resources, and run small group workshops in which you can practise techniques and learn from others.
* We offer ‘moral support’ to accompany you to appointments or introduce you to groups and activities; and in some cases practical support to resolve a temporary issue that may hinder your progress.

For more information download our project leaflet here.   Transitions Leaflet June 2021

Transitions is a project of Exeter Community Initiatives, a local charity that helps people facing inequality, homelessness and coping on a low income. Find out more about Exeter Community Initiatives here.

Service statement as at 11th January 2022

All our activities are operating within Government COVID guidelines (

Coaching/mentoring support is offered either in-person, online or via telephone.  Workshops are currently taking place in person, with limited numbers to allow social distancing, and with the option to join via weblink.  Meet-ups are also taking place in person, with reasonable precautions taken.  Whilst we are not insisting on lateral-flow tests or vaccination passports we are encouraging people to have those vaccinations and provide proof if they can.  Also, we are advising people to use face coverings as per the Government guidance and to wash their hands as much as possible, and advising those with any symptom not to meet with others.

If people feel more comfortable with additional optional precautions such as wearing masks, meeting outdoors or remaining two metres apart, we’ll do everything we can to support them.

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